Ramage Chapter 6
Religions Near and Far

1. Describe a Roman suovetaurilia.

2. What was the Roman practice of taking auspices?

3. Describe the Roman god Jupiter.

4. Describe the scene on the Corbridge lanx.

5. Compare the image of Bacchus from the Borscoreale (fig. 91) with the mosaic of a dancing Dionysus and his panther from Halicarnassus (fig. 92) and with the same god on the Mildenhall Treasure (fig. 93).

6. Describe the objects related to the god Mercury found in the English town of Uley.

7. Give several features of the imperial cult of ancient Rome.

8. What story is told on the relief of Aeneas and the sow (fig. 95). How is this story important?

9. What scene is depicted on the Minerva relief found near Porta Latina (fig. 97)? What is the role of the goddess Minerva in this scene?

10. Retell the stories of two Greek myths popular in Roman art.

11. Describe the typical form of a Roman temple.

12. Describe the specific features of the Temple of Portunus in Rome.

13. Why is the Pantheon in Rome one of the most extraordinary buildings from antiquity?

14. What purposes does the oculus of the Pantheon serve?

15. What types of votive objects were found in Roman homes?

16. What are the significant features of the religion of Mithras (Mithrism)?

17. Identify each of the following foreign deities worshipped in Rome: Men, Isis, Serapis.

18. Why is the Synagogue it Sardis in western Turkey important?

19. How is the Projecta Casket (fig. 112) an example of religious syncretism (blending of cultural traditions)?